When designing and building a structure, not many would pay real attention to floors. But with it being the absolute most used among all the surfaces in any space, it is important to plan its construction carefully.
Floors form impressions and can set the mood of any space. At the same time, its quality can dictate a space’s usability. Floors that crack, warp, and flake would only serve as a hindrance, while those built to last can take abuses of all sorts.
With this in mind, what type of floor will you be building? If you need inspiration, the following floor designs could help.
- “Natural” Stone
A stone floor adds a strong character to any space it adorns. And while natural stone would be expensive and impractical, today’s technology allows builders to mimic its natural beauty using aggregates and resin. Such a solution allows floors to have the visual impact and luster of polished stone while creating a hardwearing surface that can withstand daily traffic.
This flooring would stand out in any space, from showrooms to bedrooms. The seamless finish, impossible to achieve using real stone, allows you to install on surfaces of any size.
- Seamless Patterns
Break away from the monotony of tiles and repeating designs with bold, seamless patterns. Using resin terrazzo, you can harness the beauty of the entire color spectrum and paint any building’s floor whichever way its tenants want. Draw bold strokes in vivid colors, or customize the floor with the client’s insignia! These patterns can be made even more appealing by adding sparkling aggregates to the matrix, giving it a luxurious sheen.
This design concept would be perfect for wide open spaces, such as the atria of office buildings and shopping malls. The durability of the resin ensures the colors do not fade out over time.
- High-tech Flooring
We are used to floors bearing no other function than something we stand on while we go about our daily business. But how about if you can use the wide surface area to help control the temperature of the space? Using underfloor pipework, you can provide a more efficient and more environment-friendly means of heating and cooling: a definite plus for forward-looking clients.
This idea would be perfect both for residential and commercial spaces. It would be especially useful for locations that would require a stable temperature, such as manufacturing and food processing spaces.
- High-Gloss, Anti-Slip
When hundreds of people walk hurriedly around a space everyday, you would want the floor to be both durable and slip-resistant. But instead of sticking with boring materials like carpets or non-slip tiles, why not use a flooring solution that has anti-slip properties while boasting a resin finish? Coat your floor with a wide array of lively colors that enhance not just the looks but also the functionality of the place.
With the versatility of colors, this will give you a lot more options in building and designing vibrant office spaces that are in great demand today.
- Antibacterial Floors
There are those spaces where form plays second fiddle to function. Good examples would be hospitals and the manufacturing/packaging areas of the food and beverage sector. Here, aesthetics are not paramount; cleanliness is. And you can add a lot of value here by offering a floor that would neutralize microbes upon contact, by means of an antibacterial agent embedded in the material.
While these floors are certainly functional, they are also durable enough to last long in demanding and high-traffic environments. This low-maintenance, high-quality solution is a definite ace in niche applications.
The good news is that all these different floor types and designs could be effortlessly created through systems available through Flowcrete Malaysia. What are your plans for your next big project? Float these suggestions over to your clients and immediately get an edge in the industry.